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What's On Tonight: Tom Arnold Stand-Up Special, 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown,' 'Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve'

by Rich Keller, posted Dec 31st 2010 12:30PM
Tom Arnold's first stand-up special, 'Tom Arnold: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It,' airs at 9PM on Showtime.Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local TV listings for additional information.

* = Series/Season Premiere
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# = New Day/Time

We've already broken down the day's marathons, bowls and festivities in a 'What's On Tonight Extra' column. So, you may want to read that first if you're looking for more deatils about some of the shows listed here.

6:00 to 7:00
Disney Channel: 'Shake It Up New Years' -- (120 minutes)

7:00 to 8:00
ESPN: 'Chick-fil-A Bowl' -- 7:30PM start for Florida State vs. South Carolina

8:00 to 9:00
PBS: 'Washington Week With Gwen Ifill' and 'Live From Lincoln Center' -- (120 minutes) 8:30 start for the New York Philharmonic's performance
CNN: 'Anderson Cooper's 360 All the Best, All the Worst 2010'
SyFy: 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown' -- (120 minutes)

The rest of the schedule and the late night lineup after the jump.

9:00 to 10:00
Current: 'What Did I Do Last Night' -- Two episodes
HBO: 'Bette Midler: The Show Must Go On' -- (75 minutes) the singer performs at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Showtime: 'Tom Arnold: That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It' -- (75 minutes) The actor's first stand-up special on pay cable

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011' -- Such a long title for a hour-long show
NBC: 'New Year's Eve With Carson Daly'
Bravo: 'Watch What Happens Live' -- (120 minutes) The New Year's Eve edition starts at 10:30
Current: 'What Did I Do Last Night' -- Two episodes
E!: 'The Soup'
MTV: 'MTV's New Year's Eve Bash 2011' -- (120 minutes) 10:30 start

And now the late night talk shows. Scheduled guests can change without notice.

Because it's New Year's Eve some talk shows will not be seen or be pushed back. Regardless, everything except 'Charlie Rose' is a repeat. Have a happy New Year's Eve!

'New Year's Eve Live' (FOX) -- (90 minutes) Nancy O'Dell hosts from Las Vegas with performances by Travie McCoy and David Archuleta
'Charlie Rose' (PBS): A remembrance of people lost in 2010
'106 & Party: New Year's Eve Special' (BET) -- (120 minutes) Performances by Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj
'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin' (120 minutes)
'Chelsea Lately' (E!): Reese Witherspoon

'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011' (ABC) -- (98 minutes) Performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys
'Late Show With David Letterman' (CBS): Jay-Z; chef Jamie Oliver; performance by Rihanna

'Tavis Smiley' (PBS): Kevin Spacey; Amy Adams

'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (CBS): Michael Caine
'The Tonight Show' (NBC): Louis C.K.; Aron Ralston; performance by Josh Turner

'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (NBC): Kristen Dunst; Dee Snider; performance by Maroon 5

'Last Call With Carson Daly' (NBC): Steve-O; Freddie Wong; performance by Nas with Damien Marley

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